The past year has been a challenging one for the world. Brutal attacks, war and divisiveness filled our airwaves. However, don’t believe the myth of the snowflake generation – young people across Ireland are rising. They’re learning, they’re debating, they’re campaigning – and our Active Citizenship team is giving them the tools to do it!
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On the eve of the 33rd annual Concern Debates final, two veterans of the competition share their inside views and experiences.
2016 was a fraught year. Dramatic international events – from ongoing crisis in Syria, terrorist attacks and climate change to unprecedented political upheaval in the USA and UK – left many of us at a loss. We felt powerless and small in the face of hate speech, conflict, fake news and division. As individuals, we can’t solve geopolitical crises, but we can carve out spaces of peace and positivity – in ourselves, our homes and our communities. Here are just a few tips for nourishing ourselves and our world in 2017.
On 17 November over 200 young people gathered in the Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place for the annual Youth Summit. Organised by the NYCI and Concern Worldwide, the event took place during One World Week and focused on the topic of migration and the sustainable development goals.
Someone Like Me is new children’s book from Concern which explores diversity through the stories of eight remarkable children from eight different countries. The book’s author, Fionnagh Nally, discusses the inspiration behind the book and shares her thoughts on why the book is important for Irish children.
Topics: Active Citizenship
This September, world leaders have a massive opportunity to set the world on course to eradicate poverty by adopting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Ireland can play an important role.